Q&A: What will it take to be the next generation development professional?

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Devex’s recent Next Generational Professional report, in partnership with DAI and the United States Agency for International Development, revealed that changes across the sector are impacting the global development job landscape significantly, as well as the skills that professionals need to stay relevant.

Beth Singh, vice president of human resources at DAI, and Alexis Bonnell, division chief of applied innovation and acceleration at USAID’s U.S. Global Development Lab, joined a recent Devex webinar to discuss how these changes are playing out in their organizations, and shared their advice for professionals looking to break into or advance their careers in development.

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  • Emma smith

    Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a reporting and communications associate at Devex, based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to our global development community. Emma has a background in journalism and, in addition to writing for news publications, has worked with organizations focusing on child rights and women’s rights in sustainable development.